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Zephyr Project defends use of vendor HALs

1 hour 50 min ago
At Embedded Linux Conference Europe, NXP developer and Zephyr Project member Maureen Helm proposed that the benefits of vendor HALs outweigh the drawbacks. The use of vendor-supplied HALs (Hardware Abstraction Layers) in open source projects has been a source of ongoing debate. At the October ELC Europe conference in Prague, Maureen Helm, an MCU Software […]

Ubuntu Devs Work on Demoting Python 2 to "Universe" Repo for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

3 hours 10 min ago
Ubuntu devs are currently working on removing the Python 2 interpreter from the Ubuntu repositories as end of life was announced upstream for the year 2020.

The Linux-powered Ataribox will be available to pre-order on December 14th

4 hours 30 min ago
The retro Ataribox console powered by Linux is due for pre-orders on December 14th, hopefully then they will finally reveal more about the specifications.

What is a blockchain smart contract?

6 hours 20 min ago
The first thing to know about blockchain smart contracts is they're not contracts, smart, or necessarily on a blockchain. They are, in fact, singularly ill-named.1 Let's address these issues in reverse order, and we should find out exactly what a smart contract actually is along the way. First, an introduction to what transactions are and things that aren't transactions.read more

Learning GREP command with examples

8 hours 14 min ago
Grep is a very important & powerful Linux commands. It stands for ‘Global Regular Expression Print’ & is used for matching & printing a search pattern or a regular expression from a single or

4 cool new projects to try in COPR for December

10 hours 9 min ago
COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can... Continue Reading →

Linux Kernel 5.0 Will be Coming in the Summer of 2018

Monday 11th of December 2017 05:42:13 AM
Linus Torvalds reveals the silly reason about why there will be a Linux Kernel 5 hopefully in the summer of 2018. He also discusses the need for new Linux Kernel maintainers.

TeamViewer 13, CrossOver 17, Distros: Puppy, Peppermint, Bodhi, Uruk & more | This Week in Linux 17

Monday 11th of December 2017 03:47:51 AM
VIDEO: TeamViewer 13 now natively for Linux, CrossOver 17 bring Microsoft Office 2016 to Linux, Distro Releases for Puppy, Peppermint, Bodhi, Uruk & more on Episode 17 of This Week in Linux

Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 "Stretch" Live, Installable ISOs Now Available to Download

Monday 11th of December 2017 01:53:29 AM
Following on yesterday's announcement of the Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 "Stretch" and Debian GNU/Linux 8.10 "Jessie" maintenance updates, today the Debian Project published the new ISO images.

Microsoft-Connected Patent Trolls Are Increasingly Active and Microsoft is Selling 'Protection' (Azure Subscriptions)

Sunday 10th of December 2017 11:59:07 PM
There are several indications that Microsoft-connected shells, which produce no products and are threatening a large number of companies, are inadvertently if not intentionally helping Microsoft sell "indemnification" ("Azure IP Advantage," which echoes the Microsoft/Novell strategy for collecting what they called "patent royalties" one decade ago)

What Are Zombie Processes And How To Find & Kill Zombie Processes?

Sunday 10th of December 2017 10:04:45 PM
If you are a regular Linux user, you must have encountered the term ‘Zombie Processes’. So what are the Zombie Processes? How do they get created? Are they harmful to the system? How do I kill these processes? Keep reading for the answers to all these questions.

Microsoft and Heptio to Bring 'Ark' to Azure Kubernetes

Sunday 10th of December 2017 07:33:49 PM
It's not the first time one of Heptio's tools has found favor with a major cloud provider. In late November, when Amazon Web Services announced its upcoming Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes, it revealed that a single sign on solution it would implement had been developed in partnership with Heptio.

KDE Frameworks 5.41.0 Released with More Than 120 Improvements and Bugfixes

Sunday 10th of December 2017 05:39:27 PM
The KDE Project released today a new version of its open-source KDE Frameworks software stack, a collection of over 70 add-on libraries to the Qt application framework, for GNU/Linux distributions.

GeckoLinux Brings Flexibility and Choice to openSUSE

Sunday 10th of December 2017 03:45:05 PM
GeckoLinux—a unique take (offering both Static and Rolling releases) that offers a few options that openSUSE does not. Consider this list of features...

10 useful ncat (nc) Command Examples for Linux Systems

Sunday 10th of December 2017 12:55:54 PM
ncat or nc is networking utility with functionality similar to cat command but for network. It is a general purpose CLI tool for reading, writing, redirecting data across a network. It is designed to be a reliable back-end tool that can be used with scripts or other programs. It's also a great tool for network debugging, as it can create any kind of connect one can need.

Ubuntu-Based ExTiX "The Ultimate Linux System" Now Includes Calamares Installer

Sunday 10th of December 2017 11:01:32 AM
Arne Exton released a new build of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX 18.0 "The Ultimate Linux System" Deepin Edition GNU/Linux distribution with the latest Deepin 15.5 Desktop environment and Calamares graphical installer.

The Biggest Problems With UC Browser

Sunday 10th of December 2017 09:07:10 AM
Before we even begin talking about the cons, I want to establish the fact that I have been a devoted UC Browser user for the past 3 years. I really love the download speeds I get, the ultra-sleek user interface and eye-catching icons used for tools.

Why the Zephyr Project Uses Vendor HALs

Sunday 10th of December 2017 07:12:48 AM
The use of vendor-supplied HALs (Hardware Abstraction Layers) in open source projects has been a source of ongoing discussion. At the October ELC Europe conference in Prague, we took up the topic again.

Wine 3.0 Just Around the Corner with Direct3D 11 Support for AMD and Intel GPUs

Sunday 10th of December 2017 05:18:26 AM
The highly anticipated Wine 3.0 open-source compatibility layer for installing and running Windows apps and games on Linux and UNIX-like operating systems just got its first Release Candidate today.

Mozillas new voice recognition model, fixing the GPL, and more news

Sunday 10th of December 2017 03:24:04 AM
In this week[he]#039[/he]s edition of our open source news roundup, we look at Mozilla[he]#039[/he]s new speech recognition model, how big players in open source are moving to help the GPL, and more.